April 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge #15 – Chic Pin-spiration

by dietingfashion on April 24, 2012

April’s Petite Fashion Challenge is hosted by the lovely Megan at Long Live Classy. She has such a vibrant and fresh persona.

This month’s fashion challenge is:

Chic Pin-spiration– Find a pic of an outfit you love on Pinterest, and re-create it the best way possible!
Be sure to post the pic of your outfit inspiration in your post as well!

Check out my outfit.

My Pin-spiration outfit:

Pinterest by way of atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com.

Top: J. Crew Camp Shirt
Jacket: J. Crew Field Jacket
Bottom: Faux Leather Leggings from ebay.com
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction Wedges
Handbag: BCBG Studded Leather Crossbody

I chosed this outfit from Atlantic-Pacific because I have similar items in my wardrobe. I don’t have an all weather military trench like Blair but I do have a field jacket. I do love how casual she makes the outfit yet it’s still polished.

Pinterest is so addicting. I can spend hours on the site and there are so many pictures that just pops out and makes me want every outfit. Thank you Megan for hosting this great fashion challenge. It was truly so difficult to find the right picture and make it one’s own.

Sunnies: Nine West (very very old)


Closet Makeover Part 2

by dietingfashion on April 23, 2012

This is Part 2 in my closet makeover. To see my closet Part 1, go here. I always wanted one of those Ikea closets with the drawers, the sections, and the shoe rack! After going to Ikea so many times, I had found what I needed. I decided to purchase the Besta bookcase, add the Inreda drawers with front panels. But once again, something happened and I had to improvise.

As you can see in this picture, are 2 bookcases that have been added to the back of my closet. These birch finished bookcases were not what I had in mind. I wanted white shelves in which I could add a drawer system. However, my husband wanted to purchase 2 desks for our work office. While walking through Ikea, he had seen the Lasse desk with 1 drawer. The birch effect on this desk is perfect for our office. Our co-workers do not really maintain desks in particular, very well. Our office desks that we are replacing are just in bad condition with markings, even chipped wood, broken keyboard trays etc. Considering it’s been 6 years since we got those desks, it’s been used to it’s fullest value.

When we picked up the desks at the warehouse, the packaging was 69 POUNDS! We read the product description and it said 1 desk and 1 bookcase. Since we were getting 2 desks, we would get 2 bookcases too. I decided, “What the heck! I’ll put these bookcases in my closet. Instead of 1 large one, 2 would work. I am glad I got 2 bookcases because it’s sectioned for me. The birch wood is amazing. I know it’s not real birch, but the effect is lovely, clean, and simple. It is smooth to the touch, and the wood like texture is very stylish. Not only we saved money, I am pretty happy about my “new” closet.


Future Fashion Blogger

by dietingfashion on April 21, 2012

My 2 year old daughter will be a future fashion blogger. Can you tell by the way she poses?

Name: Emma
Age: 2
Likes: Pink, Ice Cream, and Cinderella
Dislikes: No one touches my blankie!
Motto: Call me Princess Emma.

The kids at daycare actually do call her Princess Emma. She sure knows how to pose!

Thanks for reading!


Sale ends 04/22/2012. I have been waiting for this event for quite a while! Unfortunately, I already spent my $20 rewards coupon several weeks back. But I do see a couple of items from both retailers that I am itching to get my hands on. Check out my picks!

Ann Taylor

Keyhole Shell Crepe Dolman Sleeve Top Ruffle Cascade Top
Scattered Blossom Top Riley Patent Strappy Sandals Club Stripe Tote

Ann Taylor Loft

Eyelet Tank Ruffle Top Spring Gingham Camp Shirt
Abstract Print Drop Waist Dress

Frances Color Pop Wedges

Chambray Shorts

Let me know below what you had picked out!


What’s Inside My Shopbop Shopping Cart?

by dietingfashion on April 19, 2012

Shopbop.com had their 20% Friends and Family Promotion for 2 days (code INTHEFAMILY20). I had debated whether or not I should purchase the items in my shopping cart. I finally bit the bullet and purchased the following. I’m crossing my fingers that I at least keep one of the items.


Did anyone purchase anything from Shopbop during this sale? What are your recommendations?

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